St Paul’s Left In The Shard

The Shard is undeniably a landmark building that provides a new jag to the London skyline. It rises up on the horizon first when approaching the capital from the south and can suddenly fill your field of vision with angled glass when looking up from the streets of London Bridge.

Some might see it as a rather bland and overweening example of corporate architectural phallocentrism, others as a spectacular addition to our urban landscape. My personal gripe (and you knew a gripe was coming didn’t you?) is that it spoils the view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Kite Hill as I stagger up on the last leg of my run. London’s most memorable structural profile that survived the Blitz now wear’s this vast dunce’s cap when seen from the Heath.

(Apologies for the poor quality iPhone pic but you get the point – as does St Paul’s).

[@RowanDavies points out that some London views of St Paul’s are protected by law – great idea]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: